I play PS1 games centered ("normal") on my non-HD widescreen. Except WipEout 3, which supports widescreen so I play that one on "full". A few that don't have anything important at the very top or bottom I play on "cinema", which zooms in and keeps 4:3 which means cutting off the top and bottom.
After a while of playing on "normal" or watching regular 4:3 TV you get to where you don't even notice the black bars on the left and right any more.
Ok i just tryed it, Had a few problems. This not really EpsxE but more so computer question hope thats ok I got the video to work but had a few problems. I switch the TV to my main display but when i load any DirectX applaction it says i need DirectX and dumpes me to desktop. I want to have both the tv and computer having the same image at the same time. Possible?
I'm pretty sure you can. First, go to start, run, type in "dxdiag", enter and wait for a window to pop up. It should say directX diagnostic tool. Look at the bottom of the window and find "direct x version" and report back.
Well Ok the main probem im having is the tv im trying to do this on is kinda crappy. I think my tv will work with 640x480 but it wount let me lower my res that low. It only let me drop it to 800x600 and i still get that DX error
Your video card has multiple output jacks. One is for VGA, and this you connect to your computer monitor. One or more of the others are for television, and it's one of these that you connect to your TV.
Can you play video to the TV output (such as DVDs or AVIs)? If so, it may indicate that what's going on is that your card has separate video circuitry for computer monitors and for TV. The first would have the 3D rendering stuff and support DirectX. The second would have only overlay support and thus would show only 2D stuff - your desktop and videos.
In that case, what you'd need to play games on your TV would be a converter that converts the VGA signal that's supposed to go to your monitor (or to a second monitor if your card has twin VGA output jacks) into something the TV can use.
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